notes, “Getting food to our tables eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land, and swallows 80 percent of freshwater consumed in the United States.” www.nrdc.org/food/wasted -food.asp
They go on to state, “Just reducing that amount (the 40% waste) by 20 percent would feed more than 25 million Americans.”
The one thing I never do is waste food. I am always aware of what I need and how much to buy for each week. I do hate all this wastage. We also need to get away from buying long distance foods and start letting our local farmers give us more food and ramp up our own economies. I read those statistics on how it used to be before and what it is now. We really need to go back to older, simpler ways.. Thanks for the links! 1675 days ago
This is one of the areas in my life I'm happy to say I've become wiser with age. When I was younger, I didn't plan meals out very wel and would let things sit in the fridge that could have been cokked and frozen or frozen as soon as getting home from the grocery store only to throw them out two weeks later.
thanks for posting! It's an important reminder. Pat 1676 days ago
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